ERIC Number: ED416874
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Claiborne Parish Library, Final Performance Report for Library Services and Construction Act (LSCA) Title VI, Library Literacy Program.
Project READ (Resources for Educational Attainment & Development) was established to develop a library literacy partnership between the Claiborne Parish (Louisiana) Library, Claiborne Technical Institute, and David Wade Correctional Center to improve inmates' literacy skills. This report, detailing the project, begins with a section that provides quantitative data. The next section compares actual accomplishments to objectives for fiscal year 1993: (1) enroll about 25% (200) of those inmates who need literacy instruction in small group workshops, adult basic education classes, or one-on-one tutoring; (2) significantly improve raw reading test scores or other post-test measures of 75% of the inmates who complete the program; (3) inform 100% of the inmates about the program; (4) prepare individualized educational plans (IEPs) for 100% of the participants in Project READ based on their personal literacy goals and long-range educational needs; and (5) double the number of tutors and learners presently enrolled in the Vets Incarcerated tutoring program. Proposed and actual expenditures are compared. Activities undertaken are described, including materials acquired, training, and a job skills workshop. The role of the library, contributions of other organizations, facilities used, and project impact are described. Attachments include a form for an individual education program, basic skills diploma, newsletter article, materials inventory, and project formative and summative evaluation. (MES)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Correctional Education, Expenditures, Federal Programs, Grants, Individualized Education Programs, Job Skills, Library Role, Library Services, Literacy Education, Partnerships in Education, Prisoners, Public Libraries, Resource Materials, Small Group Instruction, Tutor Training, Tutoring, Tutors, Veterans, Volunteer Training, Volunteers
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC. Office of Library Programs.
Authoring Institution: Claiborne Parish Library, Homer, LA.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Library Services and Construction Act